HMDT Music (Hackney Music Development Trust)

HMDT Music (Hackney Music Development Trust)

Charity information

HMDT Music (Hackney Music Development Trust)

Hackney Music Development Trust (HMDT Music), twice winner of the prestigious Royal Philharmonic Society Award for Education is a leader in developing inspiring arts projects, which support other areas of learning. Working with world class musicians and other leading artists, HMDT increases access to high quality musical experiences by commissioning new performance works, developing educational resources, creating enduring partnerships, and giving both children and adults in areas of significant disadvantage and deprivation the opportunity to participate in the creation and performance of new music.

The scope and breadth of HMDT’s projects, and the high level of inspiration and innovation they demonstrate, are designed to complement and challenge conventional ideas of music education.

Founded 1995

  • Mission statement

    HMDT believes that everyone should be able to both experience great art and help form it, and aims to prove that great art, that inspires and resonates with many people can be created through the unique dynamic between outstanding professional artists and the community. HMDT commissions and creates
    new works of the highest possible quality using this model of artistic fellowship, and is a pioneer in defining new music genres such as jazz opera that engage and challenge new audiences whilst giving artists opportunities to take creative risks.
    Each new commission is underpinned by training opportunities for artists and an education programme that enriches participant experience, increases their skills, raises aspirations and has a transformative effect on other areas of learning. Core to HMDT’s work is the long term commitment to offering all age
    groups, particularly those with the least engagement, sustained music training programmes, which enable them to participate in the new commissions ensuring there are no barriers to participation.

  • Aims

    HMDT Music (Hackney Music Development Trust) aims to:

    • Create and support music education projects for people of all ages, raising their aspirations and levels of achievement.
    • Broaden the role of music in the educational and cultural life of communities, ensuring access to performing and enjoying music, regardless of experience and circumstance.
    • Explore methods of making music an integral part of learning across academic disciplines, and demonstrate the positive impact of music and the arts on other forms of learning.
    • Value the musical traditions of all communities, seeking to celebrate excellence and diversity through education and performance.
    • Develop and sustain partnerships which bring professional musicians and other music industry professionals together to help enrich music-making in schools and communities.
  • Overview

    Established: October 1995

    Registered Charity Number: 1050520

    Board members: 5

    Full time staff: 2

    Part time staff: 1

    Volunteers: 1

    Phone number: 02088207410

    Address: Technology Learning Centre 1 Reading Lane London E8 1GQ

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